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A Bulletin from
Choirs Aotearoa NZ Trust January  2016
New Zealand Youth Choir conducted by Deputy MD, John Wells,
at Waitangi on 6 February 1990.


Waitangi 2016

The New Zealand Youth Choir’s last time in Waitangi on Waitangi Day was for the Sesquicentennial celebrations in 1990. This was preceded by singing at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Auckland. Despite the numerous delays in the proceedings, the on-field party at the end remains a vivid memory for Choir members.
For the Waitangi visit its Principal Sponsor Electricorp supplied the Choir members with straw boaters (see photo above) which proved to be a godsend in the heat. The Choir performed a cappella on the Treaty Grounds in the Dell and the Whare Rūnanga and joined the NZSO conducted by Ron Goodwin for a pops concert in the marquee. The pops tour continued with concerts in Whangarei and three concerts in the newly commissioned Aotea Centre in Auckland. Quite an adventure.
This coming Waitangi Day the New Zealand Youth Choir will appear on the Upper Treaty Grounds main stage around 11am to perform a 30-minute programme. Performances from Waitangi can be seen via online streaming. The Choir will debut their new short-sleeved T-shirts with silver logo in preparation for the European summer tour in July. We hope Music Director, David Squire, a member of the Choir in 1990, will dust off and bring his straw boater for the occasion.
The NZYC concerts either side of Waitangi Day are in Whagarei and Warkworth and will feature music drawn from its European tour repertoire.
On Friday, 5 February they will perform in Christ Church Anglican Church, 2b Kamo Road Whangarei at 7.30pm. Advance tickets are available from Eventfinda.
On Sunday, 7 February the concert will be at Mahurangi College, Warkworth at 3.30pm. Advance sales in Warkworth are available from Unichem Lee and Hart Pharmacy, 27-35 Queen Street and Not Just Hats, 17-19 Queens Street.
Tickets (GA): Adults $25 and Students $15
Children under 12 admitted free with a ticket holder.
Tickets will be available at the door (Cash Only)

Getting Involved 2016 European Landmark Tour

Fundraising has begun for the NZ Youth Choir’s 2016 European Landmark Tour and we gratefully acknowledge the generosity of our donors. $6,525 has been raised to date.
$1,500 & over Tauranga Civic Choir, Armishaw Family $500 & over Anita Mills, Valerie Steel $200 & over Anita Banbury, Felicity Letcher, Ann Wylie, 2 anonymous $100 & over Constance Robertshaw, Mr & Mrs Peter Newbury, Maria Treadaway, Andrew Kania, Andrea Cochrane, Stephen Ryder-Smith, Helen Gallot, Roger Williams, 1 anonymous  $50 & over Ella Haigh, Suzanna Raper, Mrs LP Trass, Pat Payne, 4 Anonymous.
Thank you for your donations.
For further information on how to donate visit Getting Involved on Choirs Aotearoa’s website.